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A Friend Like You



Credits
Lyric Credits: Daniel V. Gribbin
Music Credits: Daniel V. Gribbin
Publisher Credits: Daniel V. Gribbin
Performance Credits: Daniel V. Gribbin
Description
Short Song Description:
It's a song about the satisfaction of having a friend and being a friend.
Long Song Description:
A song dedicated to the proposition that friends look out for each other and pick each other up when times are difficult.
Story Behind the Song:
The song is dedicated to a friend of mine, a fellow performer. Most of the friendly acts in the song are generic, designed to be fun. But the undercurrent is that friends are there for each other.
Metadata
Song Length 3:28
Primary Genre Folk-Contemporary
Tempo / Feel Folk-General
Tempo / Feel Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Friendship
Subject Matter 2 Friend
Mood 1 Affable
Mood 2 Engaging
Similar Artist 1 James Taylor
Language English
Era 2000 and later
Lyrics
A FRIEND LIKE YOU
© 2016 by Daniel V. Gribbin

You ask me what a friendship means and how I know it's true,
I just shake my head in wonder . . . what a spell of luck I'm under . . .
To have found . . . a friend like you.
[this is the chorus]

A friend's a jack when your tire's gone flat.
A friend's an outstretched hand when your hammock flips
And you're lying on your back.
A friend's a cold drink when your well runs dry.
A friend's a ride back home when you've lost your keys and you need an alibi.

[Repeat chorus]

A friend's a rope when you're stuck in mud.
A friend's a dozen jelly doughnuts when your cake falls with a thud.
A friend's a grace note when you're out of tune.
A friend's a hundred-dollar bailout from that jail in Lost Lagoon.

[Repeat chorus]

Who wrote the book on friendship? I suspect you did.
And when the chips are down and the die is cast,
You'll have my back . . . like the Sundance Kid. [this is the bridge]

A friend's a word when you're out of line.
A friend's a glance that says "unplug it" with your tendency to whine.
A friend's a phone call when your world looks bleak.
An extra paddle when it's obvious you're stranded up a creek.

You ask me what a friendship means and how I know it's true,
I just shake my head in wonder . . . what a spell of luck I'm under . . .
To have found . . . a friend like you.